Comet Swan inside the Keystone

Of Hercules

Uploaded 10/28/06

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 Despite the nearly first quarter moon, the comet made for a lovely sight as it passes through the center of Hercules. The green head and long blue tail spans the entire keystone shape. The comet was easily seen naked eye, around 5th magnitude. The ten minute exposure was followed by a 10 min dark.
Instrument: Canon 17 - 40mm L @ 40mm at f/4.5 Platform: Robotic Barn Door Camera: Canon 10D @ ISO800 Exposure: 10m Filters: UV Location: Payson, Az Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 6/10 Outside Temperature: 50F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS, Maxim DL, PixInsight, Pixmantec RAW HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral